Meeting: Jasper Community Arts Commission

The Jasper Community Arts Commission met Tuesday and:

• Heard from City Attorney Renee Kabrick that the platting process for the future Thyen-Clark Cultural Center concluded last month. Tonight, the Jasper Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 610 Main St., to review an ordinance that would rezone the property from central business to planned unit development. If the commission approves the move, the ordinance will head to the Jasper Common Council for final approval. Kabrick explained that originally, the hope was that bids for the structure would be received by the end of October, but now the hope is that bids will be received by the end of November. She said spring 2019 is a realistic target date for the start of construction.

• Heard from Commission Director Kyle Rupert that the early planning stages of the 2019-20 Jasper Community Arts season have begun. In September, representatives attended Arts Midwest, a major annual booking conference, and met with artists to kick off the process.

• Heard of a few upcoming events. Page Turner Adventures will present Magnificent Circus Mystery at the Jasper Arts Center at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Farewell Angelina, an all-female country group, will perform at The Astra Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band will perform a free concert at the arts center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. O Sole Trio, a classical crossover ensemble, will perform at the arts center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Tickets for the events can be purchased online or through the arts center’s box office.

• Heard that an exhibit featuring the woodwork of Chet Geiselman and Robert Fry will be on display in the Krempp Gallery at the arts center until Monday, Oct. 29. A reception will be held in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

• Heard of an upcoming set of workshops for those with special needs. The first event will take place in mid-November. It will be an art workshop, and the artwork that is created will be displayed in an exhibition with a reception in the Krempp Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

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